middle-eastern mosaic


sheep and stones dot steeply jaded hillsides

waves gently ripple across flashing sapphire lake

flock of creamy white gulls wing high on moist air

flowers pop like bright gems from monastic garden

blossoms clothe almond orchard in translucent pink


children chatter on walk to gate-guarded schoolyard

vendors persistently hawk a myriad of market wares

pilgrims from global village tour preserved holy site

devotees bow reverently in faithful, diverse prayers

soldiers drill younger patriots to handle heavy guns


traffic honks over chaos of narrow cobbled street

song of acapella worship echoes from chapel dome

aromas of food, local grown, entice to exotic buffet

history’s dusty layers exposed by digging ancient tell

cultures clash at civilizations’ crowded crossroads


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bmiller007 (@bmiller007)
    Mar 03, 2015 @ 14:28:40

    wow. you captured many different aspects from where you live…I like how you start with place and move to the people…as I think they add life all the more to our places…though they move this from pastoral to a bit chaotic..as people do everywhere…ha


    • lynn__
      Mar 03, 2015 @ 14:49:43

      It’s a place I recently visited, not exactly where I live…although some things are universal 🙂 Thanks for your comment, Brian!


  2. Victoria C. Slotto
    Mar 02, 2015 @ 12:17:14

    I can tell you have seen this–so well described.


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